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The McCarthy Institute Symposium: Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2018

At Google in Sunnyvale, California

Address: 111 Java Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Join us for the eighth annual Symposium, Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2018, presented by The McCarthy Institute.

This year's symposium features keynotes by Danny Sullivan, Public Liaison for Search, Google, and Etienne Sanz de Acedo, CEO, INTA.

This annual one-day symposium brings together brand owners, trademark attorneys, and public policymakers to face off on today's most pressing issues in trademark law.

The conference will take place at Google in Sunnyvale, California on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, immediately followed by a networking reception. For this event, casual or business casual attire is appropriate.

We look forward to seeing you in Sunnyvale.

Registration Fees

  • $150 for outside counsel and other professionals
  • Free of charge for in-house counsel, government attorneys, judges, and law students

Registration for the symposium is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send a message to our staff.

Note: If you are a current USF School of Law student, and have not registered, but would like to attend, please message us for details.


There are numerous hotels within distance of Google. You can find a list of them and make reservations here.


MCLE Credit (Units TBA)

This activity is pending approval for Minimum Continuing Education credit by the State Bar of California. The USF School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that these activities conform to the standards approved for educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing Minimum Continuing Legal Education.

Please email us for additional information.

Co-Hosted By

  • David Franklyn, Professor, The McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology and Co-Founder of The McCarthy Symposium
  • Etienne Sanz de Acedo, CEO, INTA
  • Russell Pangborn, Partner, Seed IP Law Group and Co-Founder of The McCarthy Symposium

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